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Preservation Forge

114 W 3rd St, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-7987
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Worth a look

Don't expect interaction or signage. Definitely walk by in case it is open because it's a visual... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Historic Museum? Hardly!

Listed as an historic museum black smithing forge, but really. The building (built by the owner in... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Woodbridge, Virginia
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  • Average51%
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  • Terrible12%
4 Sep 2017
“Worth a look”
7 Aug 2016
“Historic Museum? Hardly!”
114 W 3rd St, Lewes, DE
+1 302-645-7987
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Don't expect interaction or signage. Definitely walk by in case it is open because it's a visual feast with all of the tools hanging.

Thank TripGirlMaryland
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Listed as an historic museum black smithing forge, but really. The building (built by the owner in the late 80s) was built to look old. It is hardly a museum and the owner will barely speak to you. He just sits and ignores you standing...More

1  Thank AStarSumo
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is an old blacksmith forge in Lewes and is made as a museum to show how the metal was made into various tools and things by the worker.. The owner use scrap iron and tools to make items for display and for sale.. It...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A really neat place to visit. Reminds me of what a black smith shop of years gone by would look like. Not always open but when it is make sure to stop by and gaze st all that iron wonder!

Thank BJYoung
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

A lot of cool items to see. My wife purchase some one of a kind hooks at a great price. Spent some time speaking to the blacksmith about a project he was working on. If your into buying tools when tools were made with pride...More

1  Thank Bob3569
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Well, whilst we were wandering around Lewes, trying to burn off calories gained from a beaut lunch. We came across the Forge, a good deal of "stuff" on display; but, even having lingered for 10+ minutes nobody fronted to ask if we were interested in...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I'm a blacksmith and I was visiting Lewes while on a break from a nearby blacksmithing conference, so I couldn't very well pass up John's forge. The best thing about it is that it is first and foremost a working forge. Williamsbirg is a working...More

5  Thank HowlnBubba
Reviewed 23 June 2011

My husband and I have been into Lewes several times & have never seen this place open. However, the other day we noticed the doors were wide open & we couldn't help but take a peek. At the time we arrived, there was an older...More

7  Thank daisyferret1
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